Assistant Professor Positions

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Biology

The Department of Biology at The University of Mississippi invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions, in Cell Biology and Quantitative Ecology.

 

Cell Biology. We seek candidates who investigate the molecular and genetic mechanisms of cell-to-cell communication within or between organisms. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell interactions, quorum sensing and biofilm biology, cell-cell signaling in neuronal pathfinding, and cellular interactions underlying development. Applicants working on genetically tractable systems who use a broad range of approaches to address their questions, such as imaging and omics, are encouraged to apply.

 

Quantitative Ecology. We seek candidates who bring cutting-edge mathematical, modeling, and computational tools to the development of ecological and evolutionary theory. Areas of interest include behavioral ecology, multilevel selection theory, sexual selection, life history ecology, metabolic scaling, spatial and temporal structure, species coexistence, and community assembly. Applicants with transdisciplinary interests who integrate theoretical development with empirical tests, whether alone or in collaboration, are encouraged to apply.

 

Successful candidates will be expected to develop innovative, externally funded research programs and to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in their areas of expertise.  They will join a vibrant and broad-based Biology department (biology.olemiss.edu) at The University of Mississippi, a Carnegie-designated R1 University with Highest Research Activity. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in a relevant field, postdoctoral experience, and a record of published work related to their research area. Women and individuals from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

These appointments are part of a strategic growth initiative to complement departmental strengths in species interactions and symbiosis, genetics and biodiversity, and neuroscience and behavior. The University of Mississippi has been recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For” and is located in Oxford, Mississippi, a beautiful college town well known for its outstanding educational and cultural opportunities.

To apply, please visit our Online Employment Service at jobs.olemiss.edu. Applications should include: (1) cover letter outlining interest and suitability for the position, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a two-page statement of current and future research interests, (4) a one-page statement of teaching interests and qualifications, (5) copies of up to five publications or submitted manuscripts, and (6) names and contact information for four references. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2016 and continue until the positions are filled. The University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Title VI/Title VII/Title IX/504/ADA/ADEA employer.

Inquiries about these positions can be directed to Dr. Sarah Liljegren, Chair of the Cell Biology Search Committee, at liljegren@olemiss.edu, or Dr. Stephen Brewer, Chair of the Quantitative Ecologist Search Committee, at jbrewer@olemiss.edu.